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Crazy Rich Asians
(2018)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Dana Niu
Robert Elhai
Brad Warnaar

Co-Produced by:
Joe Lisanti
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WaterTower Music
(August 10th, 2018)
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Buy it... if you desire a faithful souvenir of the film's vintage jazz and sappy romantic underscore, the first style's comedic presence completely eclipsing the latter's somewhat underplayed execution.

Avoid it... if you expect Brian Tyler to prevail with a memorably even-keeled product in this rare foray into the romantic comedy genre for him, for the softer portions don't exercise enough whimsical gravity for the story.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,908
WRITTEN 10/24/18
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Crazy Rich Asians: (Brian Tyler) Cultural victories don't come without some controversy, and the 2018 adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen set off protests about its otherwise vital infusion of an all-Asian cast into the forefront of the box office. The romantic comedy is really a quite standard story of family acceptance and petty lover backstabbing, but the project represents the first major, Asian-centric Hollywood story set in the modern era over a 25-year span. The leading lady is an American professor whose long-term boyfriend turns out to be the heir to a real estate fortune in Singapore. She only discovers this fact when she travels with him to attend his friend's wedding and is confronted by his former flames and, worse yet, his domineering mother. The professor's whirlwind experiences take her through the entire, zany extended family of her boyfriend, ultimately yielding the usual splits and reunions made specifically for Hollywood endings. Crazy Rich Asians and its strong box office grosses came under protest for its casting of non-Chinese actors (especially the leading man), the type of English language used, and an allegedly poor ethnic representation of Singapore in the film. Accusations of whitewashing faced the production despite its best efforts, though the original book's character quirks forced the casting decisions in question. Regardless of these issues, Crazy Rich Asians is an important step forward for minority representation in mainstream Hollywood, where Asian ethnicities very underrepresented generally. Director Jon Chu supervised the selection of a wide variety of classic songs with lyrics related to money and ultimately utilized cover versions of them in English and Chinese for the popular soundtrack. For most viewers, these songs will best represent the film, but Chu also reunited with composer Brian Tyler to supply an original score to mingle with those prominent song placements. Tyler had extended his sound from Now You See Me for Chu's sequel in that franchise a few years earlier, and some of the fundamental jazz influences carry over to Crazy Rich Asians. The score for the film was a particularly challenging task, as Tyler had to address the romance and culture of the plot without inviting additional accusations of whitewashing or heavy-handedness on the personality of his music. How much, if any, outward Asian style was merited in the instrumentation? His answer is a mixture of conventional romance and humorous vintage jazz to forge a new path that largely marginalizes the Asian element.



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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 63:49
• 1. Love Theme from Crazy Rich Asians (2:52)
• 2. Text Ting Swing (3:53)
• 3. Approaching the Palace (1:44)
• 4. Astrid (5:17)
• 5. Solitude (2:26)
• 6. Astrid and the Earrings (1:42)
• 7. Arrival in Singapore (2:35)
• 8. Rainy Nights in London (2:46)
• 9. Rachel's Story (2:31)
• 10. Shopping Spree (1:38)
• 11. First Class (1:04)
• 12. Hide the Jimmy Choos (2:53)
• 13. Cousin Eddie and Cousin Alistair (1:19)
• 14. Choices (3:34)
• 15. We'll Get Through It Together (3:08)
• 16. Astrid and Rachel (1:31)
• 17. Without Reservation (2:40)
• 18. Family First (1:57)
• 19. Lost in the Jungle (0:49)
• 20. Lunch on the Goh (3:17)
• 21. Parallel Decisions (4:36)
• 22. Running Away (2:19)
• 23. Because of Me (3:09)
• 24. Jubilee Bop (3:59)

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